Australian Capital Territory

High energy using businesses energy efficiency grants


The Energy Efficient Communities Program – High Energy Using Business Grants provides businesses with grants of up to $25,000 to improve their energy efficiency. Grants may be used for equipment and component improvements, energy audits, feasibility studies and/or energy use and emission monitoring. 

The maximum grant amount is $25,000 and the maximum project period is 18 months. The grant percentage is 50% and you are responsible for the remaining project expenditure.

Electric bike loan scheme

Program name
Canberra Electric Bike Library 

The Canberra Electric Bike Library project offers different styles of bikes you can borrow and try.

Lighting efficiency web tool for business

Program name
Lighting Efficiency webtool

The ACT Government and Canberra Business Chamber Lighting Efficiency webtool provides basic advice about improving the lighting efficiency of your business. 

Reusable coffee cup scheme

Program name
Coffee Cup Scheme

The ACT Government is partnering with Green Caffeen for a reusable Coffee Cup Scheme to reduce the use of disposable coffee cups.

Home energy assessments for renters

Program name
Renters’ Home Energy Assessments

The ACT Government Renters’ Home Energy Assessments program provides Australian Capital Territory residents who rent their home with free home energy assessments. 

Electricity smart meter upgrade

Program name
Upgrade my meter

The ACTewAGL Upgrade my meter scheme gives Australian Capital Territory households access to detailed information online about their electricity usage by changing to an electricity smart meter.

Australasian recycling label

Program name
Australasian Recycling Label

The Australasian Recycling Label provides Australians with easy-to-understand recycling information when you need it most.  It makes it easier for you to put the right packaging in the right bin. It removes confusion, saves time and reduces waste going to landfill.

Product stewardship grants to reduce waste and increase recycling rates

Program name
National Product Stewardship Investment Fund

The National Product Stewardship Investment Fund provides grants of up to $1 million for projects that will deliver against the fund's two objectives. To accelerate work on new product stewardship schemes and/or improve rates of recycling across new and existing schemes.

Container deposit refund scheme - ACT

Program name
ACT Container Deposit Scheme

The Container Deposit Scheme enables Canberrans to take eligible beverage containers to return points and receive a 10 cent refund for each container. You can choose to keep your refund or donate it to charity.